What is a brow lift?
Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift is a procedure that reduces the appearance of the creases that form on the forehead or high on the bridge of the nose. It also minimizes the look of the pinched grooves that can develop above the nose and lifts low or sagging brows.
Who is a candidate for a brow lift?
A brow lift/forehead lift is ideal for patients who:
- Are in good general health
- Do not smoke
- Limit sun exposure
These attributes will ensure that patients get the longest-lasting results following the procedure.
What to expect during brow lift surgery
Though there are several methods to choose from, the most common is the endoscopic brow lift. During the procedure, Dr. Barry S. Citron creates two or three small incisions in the skin and then inserts an endoscope–a long, thin tube with a camera attached.
The endoscope allows microsurgical tools to reach the surgical site so that the procedure can be seen and performed without the need for larger incisions. With these tools, Dr. Citron tightens and lifts the tissues of the face, then closes the small openings.
What is recovery like following a brow lift?
Patients experience mild bruising that will usually resolve itself about a week after the surgery. Full healing of the area may take up to three weeks, depending on the patient. Patients can likely resume normal activity after the first week, but may have to wait two to three weeks to resume any exercise.